Senate endorses Treasury plan

A large majority of US senators on Wednesday backed the Treasury's $700 billion plan to tackle the financial crisis.

Seventy-four senators voted to pass a revised version of the plan rejected by the House of Representatives on Monday, which now includes a provision to raise the guarantee on US deposits from $100,000 to $250,000.

Both Barack Obama and John McCain, the two candidates for the US presidency, backed the plan, which just 25 senators voted against.

The House, which is set to vote on